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CBS News/New York Times Campaign Fundraising/Movies Poll, April 1997 [electronic resource]

CBS News , The New York Times
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Computer Resource; Online
Published
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2008
Edition
2008-05-22
Language
English
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ICPSR
ICPSR (Series)
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AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions.
Abstract
This poll, conducted April 2-5, 1997, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, his handling of the presidency, and other issues such as foreign policy, the economy, and campaign reform. A series of questions addressed respondents' knowledge of federal campaign finance laws and fundraising, including how much attention respondents were paying the Democratic fundraising activity, whether campaign practices of Republicans and/or Democrats needed to be investigated, and how important an issue campaign fundraising was to the nation. Opinions were solicited on Vice President Al Gore, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the United States Congress, the most important problems facing the country, and public financing to pay for political campaigns. A series of questions were also asked about the respondents' movie viewing preferences, such as if respondents prefer to view movies in their homes or at a theater, how many movies respondents saw at a movie theater within the last month, how many movies respondents rented in the past month, and viewing location preferences with certain types of movies. Respondents of this poll were also asked questions about their pets such as how much respondents would spend if their pets were terminally ill, whether respondents considered their pets human, and whether respondents would take major medical steps to save their terminally ill pet. Demographic variables include sex, race, age, marital status, household income, education level, type of residential area (e.g. urban or rural), presence of children and teenagers in the household, political party affiliation, voter participation history and registration status, and political philosophy.
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ICPSR 4489
ICPSR (Series) 4489
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